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A Cheat Sheet for Tech Terms

The web security landscape has racked up some interesting terms to describe potential online threats—from worms and horses to phishing and pharming. Do you ever find yourself wondering what some of them really mean? What is malware and what's so bad about it? How does someone phish online? We've


The latest in cybercrime: Ransomware

Imagine this: a hacker steals all the files from your computer—all your photos, personal documents, emails, account documents and everything else you've saved over the years. If you want your files and photos and videos back, you must pay a ransom. This is called ransomware, a rising threat used


What is Spyware?

Spyware is a type of malicious computer program that will download to your computer and will literally "spy" on your internet activities and your hard drive data. Spyware downloads to your computer through an email and email attachments you've opened, websites you visited, programs you downloaded,